The two friends.


Sydney Cole, the 19-year-old Briton who attacked her friend in a Magalluf bar on Monday morning with a glass, was yesterday released from custody. A Palma judge ordered her release after the friend, Sarah Ann Garrity, opted not to denounce Sydney Cole and press charges.

Court officials went to Son Espases Hospital yesterday in order to take a statement from the victim. She was concerned for Sydney Cole and didn't wish any criminal charges to be brought. The only condition that the judge set for her release was that she would have to make herself available to the court at some future date if necessary.

Sarah Ann continues to improve after her throat was slashed during an argument which Sydney Cole told the court was an accident and the result of their having been drunk. Both are members of the army, and military authorities are considering the incident.